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National Road Race Championships

  • 22-06-2013 5:37pm
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    Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Mel Spath retains the Women's Elite Championship at Carlingford today, from Siobhan McNamara with Mary Costello 3rd

    Earlier Hugh Mulhearne took the vets championship from Greg Swinnand and Derek Joyce


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,264 ✭✭✭ Henlars67


    Bennet and Brammieier are joint favourites at 9/4 with Philip Deignan at 6/1. With the flat circuit Bennett looks a great bet, but hard to look past a 3 time defending champion.

    Thoughts?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,092 ✭✭✭ morana


    Think Lavery will be in the first 3 he is riding well and he is very aggressive, thats what it will take. Its short as well so that could play into bennetts hands he should have a decent sprint at the end if he makes the split.

    Bennett, LAvery , Brammeier


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭ JacksonHeightsOwn


    are Dan Martin and Roche not riding?


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 23,974 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Chips Lovell


    My money is on Lavery.


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  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    My money is on Lavery.

    I'll put mine on Bennett then....


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,654 Mod ✭✭✭✭ RobFowl


    Bennett for me with Paudi OBrien as an outside bet


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 23,040 Mod ✭✭✭✭ godtabh


    are Dan Martin and Roche not riding?

    Roche isnt. He's away with Saxo doing a tour de france camp


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,831 ROK ON


    Would love go see one of the younger lads take the title today. It could well push them into bigger things. While Brammier has been the strongest in past three events I don't think that he will ever be better than he is. Everytime I read an interview with him he comes across like a right moany b1tch.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭ MPFG


    I want Philip Deignan to win .....he could win most while wearing the jersey

    Still annoyed D Martin and N Roche aren't there ....I know D Millar is in Scotland and was training yesterday with Martin in Girona (acc to Twitter) .....so where is the camp....I bet Millar will be in the Tour

    Valverde is in Spain,V De Brooke in Holland, Sagan in Slovakia, Cavandish in Scotland, etc ...imagine they are all doing the Tour ??


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭ MPFG


    The minute i mention Deignan he crashes ....what the feck


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,419 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    Such a pity this isn't televised :(.

    Big up to the ladies who crashed yesterday. Four laps in and still up there no bother.
    -Nursing bruised flesh and carbon today :(.


  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ 531


    What time does the race start? Is there any updates available anywhere?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭ MPFG


    531 wrote: »
    What time does the race start? Is there any updates available anywhere?

    its been on for ages - where you've been


    following on Twitter with

    PlanetTriRacing

    briancanty


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 23,040 Mod ✭✭✭✭ godtabh


    MPFG wrote: »
    its been on for ages - where you've been


    Out cycling!


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,654 Mod ✭✭✭✭ RobFowl


    Live feed from finish line

    http://www.irishcyclingphotos.com/?p=17395


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Brammier, Lavery


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,438 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    brammier 4 in a row !
    MPFG wrote: »
    its been on for ages - where you've been


    following on Twitter with

    PlanetTriRacing

    briancanty

    thanks for those planettriracing did a great job on the ol twitter


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,596 AIR-AUSSIE


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭ MPFG


    And Fulgsang who is leading Astana in the Tour is riding in Denmark

    While Greipel has won German RR from Degencob........


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,520 ✭✭✭✭ titan18


    MPFG wrote: »
    And Fulgsang who is leading Astana in the Tour is riding in Denmark

    While Greipel has won German RR from Degencob........

    I don't think any of the Saxo team selected for the Tour rode their national team races. Garmin haven't announced their team yet, but I'd imagine they wanted Martin there to work with Hesjedal and Talanksy.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭ MPFG


    Well I for one don't think its good enough not to take 3 days out and ride in your 'home' championships ..... training could eb scheduled around it ...

    Cavandish has flown from Italy to Glasgow to ride around in the rain. I am not a fan of his but respect for giving his national championship the respect it deserves

    Kinda questions the whole argument about flying to Corsica.....as must be just as hard ot get to Corsica from Glasgow as from Dublin....


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Sounds like Cav is taking it seriously - in the 5 man break on the final lap by the sounds of it


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Beasty wrote: »
    Sounds like Cav is taking it seriously - in the 5 man break on the final lap by the sounds of it

    Kennaugh, Stannard, Millar and Cav are about 5 mins clear on the final lap.

    Stannard punctured not long ago and the other 3 waited, class act.


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    Twitter feed
    Montrose Street now and the last chance to drop the sprinters? No, because it is Cav who attacks!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Millar, Cav and Stannard all together,. looks like Cav prob has this in a sprint.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,646 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Brian Smith ‏@BriSmithy 40s
    Cav - Stannard - Millar #Glasgow

    can't believe this wasn't on TV


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,399 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    and Cav takes it


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,438 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    Inquitus wrote: »
    can't beleive this wasn't on TV

    +1 sounds like some race

    Cavendish is the 2013 British Road Race Champion

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,654 Mod ✭✭✭✭ RobFowl


    Beasty wrote: »
    and Cav takes it

    He rode a similarly aggressive race at the last commonwealth games although didn't win. nailed it today despite at one stage having 4 Sky riders in the break with him.
    Great ride.

    Also for Brammeier to win 4 in a row is simply astounding. A suberp display and one which deserves respect.

    Chapeau to the 2 of them.


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